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Learning Indian arithmetic in the early thirteenth century. (English) Zbl 1053.01007
The author shows how the essentials of the new arithmetic were taught on the borders between England and Wales sometime in the early thirteenth century, but the works of Fibonacci, Alexander of Villa Dei and Sacrobosco had become standard. The argument behind the author’s opinion is based on the manuscript of a monk in the abbey of Tewkesbury. The article is well informative and helpful to those who are going to study the development of numerals.

MSC:
01A32 History of Indian mathematics
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